"First of all we stated that we [M-1 Global] intend to collaborate with different promotions in the first place. We'll keep cooperating with K-1 and other organizations willing to cooperate with us. Right now we do our best to arrange Fedor – Randy fight. Almost everyone wants that megafight – Randy, M-1 Global and every single MMA fan in the world.... Now I can only confirm that Fedor's [Emelianenko] next fight is scheduled to take place in the USA. More details in a couple of weeks.... There are no opponents Fedor won't like to fight."
-- Vadim Finkelstein -- the long-time manager who represents Fedor Emelianenko and current MixFight M-1 President -- reveals via M1MixFight.com that his fighter will compete on American soil sometime in 2008. No opponent has been named at this time. Emelianenko is fresh off a quick submission win over Hong Man Choi at Yarennoka! this past New Year's Eve weekend.